Egypt to host the 2019 AFCON

The Confederation of African Football (CAF) has made a choice on Egypt for the organization of the CAN 2019.  This was announced by President Ahmad Ahmad on Tuesday in Dakar.

The CAF executive committee preferred Egypt to South Africa as replacements for original hosts Cameroon,  who were dropped due to delays in preparations and concerns over security.

Egypt  has so far staged four times the biennial showpiece of African football : in 1959, when the country was called the United Arab Republic, 1974, 1986 and 2006.